Marvin Ammori is perhaps the nation’s leading lawyer on the nation’s most debated tech policy issues–network neutrality.
Ammori’s work on the issue began with the very first network neutrality bills in Congress. In 2007-2008, he served as the lead lawyer for consumer groups, academic organizations, and entrepreneurs during the FCC’s Comcast/BitTorrent case regarding network neutrality. He drafted the original complaint before the FCC and led the innovative legal and political strategies to win the case before the FCC. Press described the FCC decision as a “major victory” for consumer groups and technology companies, one that observers had considered “unthinkable” weeks earlier. Allies called it “nothing short of a miracle in the annals of public interest communications advocacy” and the most important consumer victory at the FCC in over two decades; opponents characterized the strategy and execution as “clever and premeditated … very purposeful.” Jeffrey Rosen, writing in the New Republic, called the case a “model of the free-speech battles of the future.” In 2010, Mr. Ammori also argued the case’s appeal before the D.C. Circuit on behalf of intervening consumer groups and technology companies, including Google, Skype, eBay, and others.
In 2014, he served as one of the key leaders changing the debate on network neutrality and putting real net neutrality on the table. He devised the leading strategies, organized coalitions, crafted legal comments, coordinated with external campaigns, took the key political meetings, and served as a spokesman in the media for a large group of leading technology non-tech companies.